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these days. what is happening? . u.s. steel workers union in a conference call. he claimed that pittsburgh has snagged these big events because of its excellent record in labor and business relations, public/private partnerships -- they went back over the whole they went back over the whole story of our renaissance that 1950's and said it has all led up to today. frankly, there are probably other reasons why we got picked to be the site of the g-20 summit. i still have not figured the not yet, but i am assuming that we are attractive because we are perceived as a green city. we have a convention center which i believe was the first leed-certified convention center in the world. many buildings around town have been greened in that regard, so they are impressed by those efforts by arrest belt city to raise its environmental profile. also, i think barack obama has some pretty fond memories of pittsburgh. in the pennsylvania primary he spent a lot of time here last spring in the state and came to the city a few times. and also we do have a fairly strong labor presence here. i'm just speculatin
to the white house. i am glad all of you could be with us today as we honor the newest member of our highest court, who i am proud to address for the very first time as the justice sonia sotomayor. [cheers and applause] we are also honored to be joined by justice sotomayor's new colleagues. we have justice ginsberg who is here, as well as justice stevens. and so i just want to thank both justice stevens and justice ginsburg not only for being here today but for your extraordinary service on the court. i know you that you will be getting just a sotomayor some good tips. -- justice sotomayor some good tips. [laughter] i want to thank everyone who brought us to this day. i want to thank our judiciary committee chairman, senator pat leahy. as well as are senate majority large -- majority leader, harry reid, for their outstanding work -- [applause] for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer, senator joe brent, but the boom are justice sotomayor's home centers, for their work. i want to thank all the members of congress who have jo
. a terrific person. we are honored to have him with us. governor howard dean. [cheers and applause] [boos] [whistles and applause] >> thank you. thank you. the last time i was in front of a crowd this size, it was made that was doing the screening. thank you. i am just going to say a very short few words. the reason i am going to say a few short words is because i think he did a terrific job laying out his thoughts on the health care. a round of applause for jim moran, a great congressperson. [unintelligible chanting] the reason we need health care is that the cost of health care is 70% more expensive in this country than in any other country. this country spends 17% of its gross national product on health care. >> i am sorry, but i cannot hear the governor and i am sitting next to him. there are hundreds of people in this gymnasium who cannot hear him because of a handful of people. these folks are not from the eighth district. they do not belong here. i am going to ask them to leave. [unintelligible chanting] >> we will not be silent! we won't be silent. we won't be silent. [unintelligi
have the largest undergraduate nursing program in the state. on stage with me this evening is u.s. senator benjamin cardin. [applause] and miss dina handy. we also have some elected officials that i'd like to recognize -- and i'd like to recognize them at this time. senator janice bicaanni, delegate adrian jones, delegate steve lafferty, delegate joseph bodner. bodner, delegate john cluster, delegate bill frank, rick empowerellaria, and a representative from senator barbara mikulski's office. "bro [booing] >> i see we have our favorites. diana turner, and delegates representing mayor sheila dixon. [booing] >> the topic of tonight's discussion, as you all know, is health care reform, a topic that has energized the public on both sides of the issue. as you can see from the turnout this evening. let me just say this, this is a town hall meeting. it is a chance to hear the surrounding health care reform and to ask and answer questions. all of us here tonight -- those of us on stage and in the audience -- all have our thoughts and concerns about health care and how it will affect us. t
this of this school for the finance committee in perils health care reform. it gives us all a chance to work toward progress. change is not going to happen overnight. we certainly understand that. >> do you know anything about the finance are the swearing in? >> i promise to check on that. i will look at that. i will try to have something in the week ahead. i would encourage you to talk directly to the supreme court. they may have a better sense of when she would be sworn in. thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] . . >> the senate voted on the confirmation of judge sonia sotomayor to the supreme court. she was confirmed by a vote of 68-31. nine republicans joined with 59 democrats to approve her confirmation. senator edward kennedy of massachusetts was the only senator not voting. a portion of the final hour of the floor debate. this is about 50 minutes. judge sotomayor to the supreme court i pledged we would treat her with respect and our questions would be tough but always fair. it's an i
their good. second of all, we've already tried this in this country. blue cross-blue shield used to be a non-profit, public company with members running on the board and they got eaten up and killed and crushed by the private insurance industry. most blue crosses today are in an anthem or something like that, which bailiffs exactly like all the other insurance companies. they stick it to you if you get sick, they won't have you if you look sick, they're not really insurance companies anymore. i don't think we want to help anything that does -- that makes it easier for the insurance industry is probably in this bill, is probably not taking us in the direction we want to go. we want the insurance companies to serve us better and not put more money into what they already do. and the long -- in the long range, the co-ops will fail because they'll be too small and they'll get -- the insurance company is going to use their deep pockets to undercut them and force them to practice at a loss. and eventually they will crush them just like they crushed blue cross and there will be no public co-ops. the
, i never recall using the word trillion. now, i use the word trillion every day. it is interesting because when you think of the concept of trillionth, when would we have ever had the chance to use the word trillion? i don't think about trillions of anything but now i think about trillions of dollars we are spending that unfortunately we don't have, so we are basically running printing presses and if that isn't a source of concern for you, from an economic and stock market point of view, i don't know what could be. but let's put this some some sort of context. what are we going to do with these trillions of dollars were printing and we don't seem to have? well, we are going to borrow money of course. we are going to sell treasury bonds, which is what the treasury does. this year and last year, it is estimated that the treasury will issue roughly $3.5 trillion of securities. to put that in context, the historical context, that amount is nominally greater than the total amount of treasury securities issued in the last 27 years. so, this gives you a sense of the scale and the worry. w
building skills, rewarded us only for the wrong things. another trip to the er. another round of antibiotics. another course of chemotherapy. we need to take the time to restore a system where the primary care doctor patient relationship has meaning and value again. peoples family want and need someone to trust, someone to advocate for them, who will go to bat for them, who will tell them the truth. who will talk to them in the most difficult times, educate them and offer options. and study after study has shown that the health care provided by primary care doctors, restoring them to the center of the paradigm, will be less expensive care and more satisfactory care. and it also involves educating the public about the importance of advance directives. this is a wonderful website would together by the center for medical humanities and ethics. where i teach by our bioethicists in texas living wills.org. we need to educate. we need to educate the public. what procedures, under what circumstances are helpful and which are not, we'll let our health care proxies, what are the role, w
are largely blue cross plans. there used to be 26. by region there would pay out benefits. if you submitted your claim after going to the hospital, the check would come back, usually would be to a contractor. there was a judgment made largely by me and others in congress that it was too complex. b in part a have all been joined together to consolidate the 15 original contractors. the will be 15 years from now. all the payments will come through 15 plans. host: those are 15 private plans? guest: they are 15 contractors that medicare pays, largely still across plans. they are blue cross by state. the contract with medicare to pay benefits on behalf of medicare. it has evolved over the years. for many years of mutual of omaha was a big contractor. essentially, the government uses contractors to pay them out. host: if you were 65 years old and eligible for medicare, you do not pay for it anymore, correct? if you are not working? guest: foreparts a. the net to various creeley. if you have to buy private insurance, for the average senior it is about a $11,000 per person. -- for part a. it varies
. >> when would you come back to washington and help us again? like diabetes, the legislative struggle is a daily thing. >> i am not completely sure what i'm coming back next. but i definitely would love to. this is my second visit in the last couple of months. it is a great place to come to speak out about the important things like this. >> what was your favorite part of visiting the white house? >> i always had this dream of becoming the president one day. i talk about a lot. and so being there was cool to see the history. it was obsolete such an honor. we were able to play an acoustic set up for the obama. . >> who would you most like to have dinner with? let me stevie wonder was an honor. elvis costello was an intelligent person. i got to sit down with them. i would love to sit down with him and talk a little bit more. he seemed like a great person. >> can you show us your dog attack? -- dog tag? >> it is under the tie and shirt, so i will not do it now. [laughter] but i have a special one my family got me for christmas, so i with that one. these are also special. people have been
in mexico for the rule of law and the security of our mexican people forces us to stop a traffic of weapons and of money that go from north to south that strengthen and nourish organized crime gangs. the notion of responsibility, accountability, the exchange of information, and the building of our institutions should be the guidelines for our cooperation. in this international crisis context, the three states that make up the north american region have to take the leadership and foster the necessary measures to recover our economic growth. in our task, we have had to implement countercyclical measures that have been put into action and in a coordinated manner, we can stabilize our economies and bring about trustworthyness and certainty in regard to the future of the global economy. it is also necessary to build our financial international institutions such as the world funds, the international monetary funds, which are fundamental to guarantee the financial resources in the case of latin america, the support that will enable us to recapitalize inter-american bank for development will be the
minutes. >> thank you all for joining us. the secretary of health and human services, kathleen sebelius, and janet napolitano and spent months on the forefront to combat the h1n1 swine flu virus. i am glad they joined us today to unveil this fall's guidance to help businesses and employers prepare for what many experts believe to be an active flu season. we're also joined by a doctor from the center for disease control, and the department of labour deputy secretary. they will be on hand to answer questions at the conclusion of our presentations. as all of you know, h1n1 is more than just a significant health issue. it has the potential to affect virtually every aspect of our lives, from our economy to national security, to our educational system. as such, it will take americans from every walk of life, all of us, pulling together and doing our part to mount an effective response. as i have travelled the country the last few months, i have learned the businesses across the country, from mom and pop businesses to fortune 500, are counting on the federal government to convey accurate, reas
talking about health care and arguing for changes to the u.s. health-care system. he spoke to a talk-show host and took questions from listeners. that is next. congressman barney frank held a town hall meeting in massachusetts this week. health care was the main topic. later, a discussion on outsourcing intelligence gathering to the private sector by the u.s. government. also tonight -- attorney general eric holder thoughts about the release of the man by the scottish government who was convicted in the lockerbie bombing. . . >> from the diplomatic rim of the white house, this is 30 minutes. >> thank you. you look clean up. a fed should be in sweats. >> not today. this is the family business portion of the program trade that is my 11 year old. >> that's a good picture. can i sign it? what is his name? >> wilson. >> what is he doing these days? he is nervous for dad today. >> has the have a good summer? >> yes. >> he is clearly a phillies fan. is this your only one? >> we have four. >> i hope you are saving for college tuition. >> two radio shows a day and i found time for f
to get jobs. host: thank you for joining us. guest: you have the nicest location on capitol hill. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] . >> dissent continues to debate on the nomination of sonia sotomayor. you can see a tally of house senators say they will vote. coming this fall, tour the home to america's highest court, "the supreme court." >> two journalist are right tom today. they were accompanied by president bill clinton who helped secure their release. they were for -- that were from al gore's current tv network. >> welcome home laura ling and euna lee. [applause] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [laughter] >> 30 an hour seco -- 38 hours ago, euna lee and i were prisoners in north korea. we appeared at any moment that we could be sent to a hard labor camp. and then suddenly we were told that we were going to a meeting. we were taken to a location and when we walked in -- through the doors, we saw standing before us president bill clinton. we were shocked. but we knew instantly in ou
to -- his willingness to work with us on these critical issues, and to advance the interests of peace and prosperity around the world. thank you very much. >> [speaking arabic] >> this was the first time i met -- this is the third time that i met with president obama. the first time, he gave a strong address and it cleared up many things between the united states and the moslem world. >> [speaking arabic] >> the importance of the cairo visit was very appreciated by the muslim and islamic worlds because the islamic world -- it has removed many obstacles. >> [speaking arabic] >> that was the first time did this at the time we met was in italy for the summit. we did not have much time to go in depth into discussions, but we did have a quick discussion. >> [speaking arabic] [speaking arabic] >> the third time was here at the white house. we have discussed an array of other vital issues, to the palestinian issue to the issue of iran, samaria, and the african horn. we also discussed the issue of reform in side of the jet. i said to him very frankly that i had entered into the elections base
globalization has stripped working people of the control over their lives, and takes us on a journey from the salmon factoryn chile to oroc obama's chicago andt is a remarkably corrade is book to come out of this time, which even has a very good word to say about hugo chavez, a some criticisms o some of our national leaders. i strongly recommend it. what we are going to doere today is have each author make a ten-minute presentation, and our hope is that we can open this up to questions and a dialogue, and that you will all be roused enough by what these people have to s that i will have a tough job as a moderator moderating it down. so, let's begin with kim bobo who has focused on a specific and really shocking problem that, is a working labor lawyer, i see a lot of which is the way people are ripped off in small ways with the money they earn and what we can do about it. >> do t take advantage of a fired worker w is poor and needy and. whether that worker is an israelite or is a foreigner residing in one of your towns. pay them their wages each day before sunset because they are poor andr
be bipartisan. it will be more sustainable and more enduring. the american people want us to be working together. second, we agreed that we have to get costs down because the costs are just too high. the expenditures today is just wasted. we need to bring it down so that american families do not spend as much an american businesses cannot spend as much and that the budgets are not so high. we have to get a commitment to reform the health insurance industry. so many companies are taking advantage of so many americans, denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions and so forth. i think this is the right thing to do for the country. the president does, too. we will get health care reform passed this year working together. we're going to get the costs down. we're led to reform the health insurance industry. we're going to get -- we are going to reform the health insurance industry. we are going to get costs down. it is so wonderful to hear president obama speak. it is like a symphony. he is so good. he just has a together for all the right reasons. we received great moderation by our leader
from the black death to avian flu." thank you for being with us today. guest: a pleasure to be with you. . . . . .no carrierringconnect 2400@ >> give it up for her being here again. you guys keep the blood flowing. i'm very much pro that form of life. i have been an mc here in the past. i'm the cofounder of jack and jill politics one of the top black political blogs. thank you. thank you. i also work at the onion and would be ri missed not to talk about the science channel. the feature. get cable and get t.v. and watch me. we'll host a conversation based on questions you submitted first. i'll introduce mrs. jarrod and then we'll exmain what we did. first i'll take a seat and give you a guy as little bit of background information on valerie jarrod. you ready. buckle up. she is the senior advisor and assistant to the president for inner governmental affairs and public engagement. she was born in iran and spends the first five years of her life working with president candidate and senator president barack obama. she ran to the senior advisor of the senior campaign and worked on the 2004 s
of us and downs since that day. it reminds me of our discussion today. the issues between ed jordan and u.s. been beyond friendship but rather a true partnership, a commonality of vision. this has been put to the trust -- test many time, but we have been stronger for it. if you allow me, we discussed a whole range of issues today, at heart of which is the u.s.-led effort to launch -- relaunch peace discussions. conflict is a u.s. and international interest as well as an arab and israeli interests. this is the only gateway that we can collectively address and meet other challenges in the broader region. the kiev jordan has tartly work for their realization of comprehensive peace in the middle east, guaranteed by palestinian statehood, the return of arab territory occupied since 1967, and other goals. this will bring about a normal relationships and 57 arab and muslim nations. -- between israel and 57 arab and muslim nations. we thank all of our friends in the united states for your serious focus an intensive early engagement from day one. we support these efforts and we're committed
tajik wedding rituals and i used to go into these large alienating tajik weddings and not have the foggiest idea what was going on and everybody would be speaking in strange languages and people would be running around at the discrete tri. it would be very clear that these rituals played a key role in assembling the tried and perpetuating the ideology that bound them together by trying to pick that language and find out what was going on with the huge challenge. there is something about me as an anthropologist that made me very intrigued by the tribe in nice at the form and on the basis, if i could learn tajik i could learn the language of cdo's. i set about trying to undertake what was going on so as i sat in that whole i did what most journalists will often do when they have not the foggiest idea what is happening and the flips theroux the bridge materials and started reading the biographies of the people from the tribe. in as something very strange which was almost all of them appeared to have worked at jpmorgan. which come back in 2005 was kind of weird because in those day
of the issues. it was something i admired and tried to emulate. sometimes, it got us in trouble. at the beginning of the green revolution, we were supposed to be at a green event together. i drive around a compact hybrid. our staff thought it would be good for teddy and i to be arriving at the event together in my hybrid. we are both small guys, by the way. it was too small for me into it -- certainly too small for the two of us. to overgrown peas in a pot -- in a pod. we sought alternate transportation, but we never stopped fighting for progress together. i threw a party for him in boston. i made him the honor edit -- thinking about him that day makes me smile. the senator took a bit too seriously, and set out to direct traffic on boston harbor. [laughter] i imagine that it was a role suited to him. he was a guardian. he watched over the tired, the weary, and the worn out. that was ted kennedy. when the phone rings, i missed teddy's voice at the end of the line. i am sad that it will not echo in the halls of the senate. the sound of the cools get -- the school kids, immigration
appreciation night. of course we are recognizing the birthday of the u.s. coast guard and i am joined by the president of the uso and senator john warner. you both were able to take a trip, the first time ever the boat was docked at the peer. how special was that for you, senator? >> first, they always plan to have a small yacht basin here, and the sequoia is a very historic vessel. it was used by presidents it was the secretary of the navy's yacht and a lot of america's history was made on that small boat, a beautiful boat, all lovely paneled and a lot of famous presidential level meetings were on that little boat. and she is still sailing ted and in good shape. and this is the fist time, as i understand it, any boat has docked here at this ballpark. >> right outside this entrance here. >> yes. >> it is kind of exciting. >> a little bit of history and you also got to be a part of history. how special was it for you to take the first trip into nats peer? -- pier. >> the first trip and the first time watching the game on a perfect summer night that happens to be military appreciation n
lannan will settle down the second time -- second time through the lineup and give us an opportunity to win. >> bob: first baseman steve pearce leads off for the pirates. his leadoff double led to their first run in the second. pirates have 43 wins on the year. up until about three weeks ago they were only five, six games out of first place in the central, but they've had a tough, tough stretch. they're 11 1/2 back of the cubs. they've lost five straight. one of the reasons they can't win on the road 17-39 and they're 12 under .500 in their own division. that ball might be leaving and steve pearce has hit his first home run. that's his fifth major league home run and the pirates lead 4- 1. >> rob: we talk about the younger pitchers. john lannan has really come into his own. if you don't locate your secondary pitches out of the zone, there's a big breaking ball hit it down in the heart of the plate. that was time for an out pitch breaking ball not a strike pitch breaking ball. >> bob: the pirates kept shooting off the fireworks even through the next pitch to the next batter. ok, guys.
to use all yo pitches, but you don't want to hang that curveball because it really does speed up the bat. >> gary: the s have now surrendered 142 home runs on the season, leading the american league in that department. >> jim: and they've only hit 109. that's one of the problems. just in general the power numbers down, slugging along with it. >> gary: orioles have been outscored now almost by 100 runs. >> jim: you would like to think that would change when the starting staff gets more maturity. i think you always have to, especially when you're a young guy, you have to make a decision, what do i -- what am i doing best that night. that's what everybody talked about david hernandez, he's got an explosive fastball, it's one of those fastballs that good velocity, but it gets on the hitter a lot quicker. >> gary: bases cleared here, hit number 3 for the a's on the homer to tie the ballgame up at 1-1. hernandez got through the two best offensive innings that the a's have, and in the fourth hairston delivers the lead-off homer to tie the game up, line shot to left. cust will draw the first wal
playing for the first time since the u.s. open. struggling, and 11, second hole. chip from the rough. didn't get a good piece. and then bogey, and mickelson, putting for par. he shot a plus-3 on the front nine. turned it around, third shot on the par five second hole. he would make the birdie-putt. phil, putting for bird. drops in. a three-under 32. >> els, shot of the day, 137 yards out, his approach, does not. eagle, and he finished at plus-1. tiger started on the front nine, and on the fifth, chipping from the rough for birdie. looks like it it is going in. but, it stays out. woods can't believe it. >> tiger, putting for birdie, looks like it is going, right. look at it. tiger moves to minus-1. on the par four 13th for birdie. yes, tiger at minus-2. he's trailing the leader by four strokes. >> paddy harrington, for the lead, got it! he moves to five-under on the day. to the board, he's the leader. six birdieing and no bogeys for harrington. he has a two-shot lead. he hasn't won since last year, second-straight major title. clark, four-under, 66, best round ever in this event. >> i playe
your point of view for sol 8. you can take it one by one, on the use the nation -- on the euthanasia, on the other items. >> i do not think there is a start and finish line. if there is, we have not gotten to the finish line. that is why i have told this gentleman that our guys would be to continue talking to your constituents, continue to talk to them about why it is important that we get health care and health care and trench reform, why it is important that we deal with -- health care insurance reform, why it is important that we deal with -- >> [unintelligible] >> helen, the president has had a pretty good week. we will take this week. >> on the mexico summit, there seems to be the possibility of agreements coming down the road. the mexican government points to resolutions for something that could be deliverable in the near future. what are the obstacles to reaching that? >> let me not get into the back- and-forth on what has to be ironed out on that. we do not expect anything -- to announce anything big. obviously, it is something that the president and members of congress on bo
. >> jim: i think one thing that i would like to see against good hitters like morneau and mauer, just use the fastball until they prove that they're going to get after it. go ahead and challenge it away. trying to move that breaking ball to the outside corner. >> jim: you made an interesting comment at our production meeting today about how when young pitchers come to the major leagues, they have a vision in mind that they have to throw everything for a strike including the breaking ball and the change-up the fastball, that because they have it, they have to use it. >> buck: well, you have to throw everything for a strike, but don't have to do it to every batter. that's the rob, they want to come out and three everything all the time, but they need to just utilize that fastball. show a batter everything in the first at bat, and then you have to face him in the 7th inning with two on, and you have no surprises. you can't trick him, surprise him, catch him off guard, because you've shown him everything through throughout the course of the early part of the game. >> jim: 3-2 on morneau. a
and in? >> nobody out. swoun on and miss. that's the pitcher has been using against him. >> these are the situational as we look at matt palmer, 8-1 as starter. out of the bullpen with you situational hitting get the runner over. you have huff with the double. bring him up, may bring the infield in. make him a better hitter. >> long look by weaver. markakis jammed. 74 pitches have been thrown by weaver. that's one of the reason there's is action in the bullpen and the orioles have continued to find ways to hit him pretty hard. >> one of those nights. we see them all the time and again when your era is up around five a game and the wild pitches, orioles trying to keep it going. and that will call for a conference here. markakis as we noted at the top having a great august. he is hitting 354 into the ball game this month. has one of the orioles home runs in the month of august. there haven't been many. the only one for two was adam jones for this month. nick has had the bat going as part of that six game hit streak. >> batting practice is a lot different than hitting i
at chicago, and looking to put back to back good starts. >> buck: he really did a good job in chicago. used he first ball very effectively. i think for jerusalem guthrie, -- jeremy guthrie, he has to work to finish the season strong.   >>> the orioles close out t nine-game road trip. normal reimold has had a heck of a trip, and continues to make a case that he should get support for rookie of the year. >> buck: he sure does. >> jim: i spoke with him about facing big league pitching day- in and day-out. >> yeah, i guess it's a little bit of an adjustment facing this good of pitching a on consistent base, but just one of those things where night in and night out, you just have to bear down ask concentrate and have good at bats, and, you know, it's -- you've seen guys like this before, but just not on this consistent of a basis. >> jim: one of the aspect ross your game that is fascinating because of your lack of experience is how selective you are at the plate. have you accumulated that and acquired that as you've played, oral was had it? >> i guess i've develo
 wednesday and jim riggleman kind enough to join us. you had the see ballester twice, the first visit what were you trying to see or hear from him to keep him in the game. to be honest, i went out to say let's try to pick that guy off third. i was not feeling good about the way colin was throwing tonight. i didn't think he was in a rhythm. not much i would say to straight him -- straighten him out. >> steve was asking him did he know something was wrong with colonel 99 he said he didn't have it in the bullpen too good. some days, you know how it is. sometime days you throw the game of your life. he was concerned with the way they threw in the bullpen. >> 1-1 to morgan. morgan lies down the bunt. it's too close to the pitcher. marquis pulls helton off the bag and tags morgan. jim, niger has shown bun one or twice every game. that was not well placed he's turned that into a good weapon for you. >> he has. the only one that's not added to his arsenal. guzman bunted in the 1st inning moving the runner over. if niger can get on this side of the diamond with a bun, the pitcher has no chance. he'
. having landry back in the secondary, what a big plus for the ravens. rob, dial us up your defensive keys tonight. >> the first preseason game, there's not as much keys as it is goals. the first one is to get the established guys in and out unscathed. you want to get your quality veterans in there. >> gerry: campbell draw play, and it will only meat couple of yards. go back down to rob burnett after a 2-yard game for washington. >> you want to get your quality veterans out before anything happens to them. you want to give your backups good time. they'll probably get two, two and a half quarters each. then you want to find out what your young guys and free agents have. you want see what kind of fire, what kind of intensity they have when the lights are on. >> gerry: on that last tackle, taveras gooden, now the ravens will go with five defensive backs. here it comes. campbell did pick up the blitz and it falls incomplete. barnes providing the hit on jason campbell. in the year after rex ryan leaves, no, the ravens will not get conservative. they
. >> rob: you hit it. you don't stab you use your knees. stab it. >> bob: our camera behind the ump. on the screen. gives you a look here. missed another one. >> rob: let's see it here. you want it to be out front placing in the plate. see what he does here. here is the ball. comes in. waiting. waiting, waiting. the pitching finger there. have to let it tap the bat. be like a shock absorber. >> rob: and guzman and harris can do it the ball will come flying off that bat. >> bob: my, my. >> rob: i think they said have it go to the right side. he is trying to stab it again. you want to have the ball hit the bat and be like a shock absorber. right there you see at the end he is stabbing at it. pushing to the right side if you are not a good bunt are. and meaning morgan or the type of guy not easy to hit it where you want. >> bob: to lopez and struck out. , the one thing having played 11 years in the reds organization parchers can help themselves. that's a way to get the sacrifice bunt into play. and get that run into scoring position. >> bob: there is many. >> rob: there are many, many
us as soon as possible. >> debbie: of course strasburg will be heading to the florida instructionling league and then to the arizona fall league, but i think the guys if this clubhouse are really excited to meet him later this week. bob? >> bob: well, think now that he is signed, all is well, and rob, you and is i have talked about this before, players who have not signed and held out for more money and more money sometimes not as readily accepted by new teammates. that will hopefully not be a problem here now that stephen strasburg is signed, sealed, and soon to be delivered. >> only three that were not signed, and one of those is crowe. >> bob: uv believable. >>> i believe it's professional suicide to hold out another year. >> bob: that's a clean catch by atkins. one out. >> rob: he was offered $4.5 million, held out five different times. did not sign five different times, harrison, and now works at cost co for $10.50 an hour. so, you know -- >> bob: a sad story. >> rob: it is a sad story because you were given an opportunity five different types and take the o
't with us over the weeblgweekend, can you refresh our memory on just who tony plush is. >> rob: tony plush is the at early ego of nyjer morgan and his friends. they think they're the new rat pack that he grew up with. >> bob: nick johnson came charging in. uggla wasn't at the bag yet. that's kind of interesting that nick johnson was charging on a ball that was bunted to the third base side of the pitcher mound and nyjer morgan has another leg hit. >> rob: nyjer morgan picked a great spot. a lost home runs. i'll lay one down. i'll see how good cantu is. right there vandenhurk picks it up because nick johnson was charging, nobody home at first. >> bob: maybe you could hear the bouncing of the microphone on his 90-foot journey. he could be running with two outs. hey, why not? you're up by three. then barracks hit by guzman could get the nats another run and a four-run lead. he's been an rbi machine lately. long look. maybe a steb stepoff coming. >> rob: so, what was it? joey bishop, frank senate a, dean martin and sammy davis, jr. >> bob: the original rat back. >> rob: so, it's tony plush. we
north of us 3-3. the braves have scored again, they lead 3-1 at new york, brian mccan is at number 15. he homered last night. >> rob: i think that's kawakami santana, isn't it? >> bob: it is. >> rob: once again, kind of a mismatch, those two pitchers. >> bob: but they are playing on turf, not paper. >> rob: that's true.   1-1 to torrealba.    oh, that's a good breaking but it just stayed high. 2-1. the he had the hitter buckling. . >> rob: well, let's see from our pitch track right there, ah, i think it nipped this the top of the pitch track box. >> bob: yeah, it could have been called a strike. >> rob: that's a good pitch. >> bob: it didn't even make it to the bottom of the letters and that is considered high. plapap var miss an adwressive lead, he has stolen nine but he has been caught eight times. holding on a 2-2 and mock goes long in the count again. as i mentioned earlier, this is a catcher who came in with only 103 at-bats. mock has had the strikeout touch going lately, better than 1 per inning. but he
was not in any way a victim of anybody but there were a lot of people out there and i think that it behooves us all to go easy a little bit on the judgment when you think about the millions of people who've gotten in trouble because everybody has got a story and they are a lot more sympathetic sometimes when you talk to them in person. the reaction i have gotten as i said have been mixed. i will give you a sampling. i can't -- i didn't -- i wont give you the long extended grants that have come my way but trust me i've gotten a lot of them directly through e-mail and in the blogosphere among the names i have been called, a loser, a lawyer, medish, a jerk, dufus, fraud, irresponsible, greedy, selfish, and the complete i am getting all lot lately is that i don't show any remorse. i guess they haven't used this word but i'm shameless is what they are saying. people are upset i am not saying i'm sorry for what i did and they are arguing on him being unaccountable for my own decisions and that i should my own feeling is i have plenty of remorse for the decisions we made. i have had my credit score sh
. >> gary: they look so natural, don't they? you're so used to seeing the uniforms, you wouldn't even think about it. >> buck: i forgot all about it. >> gary: a two ball, one strike count. romero the last nine games, seven wins, one loss, one no decision. he has won his last three. 2-1 pitch on the way. way inside. and the count will go to 3-1. melvin trying to justify through his skipper dave trembley more playing time. .252 at the plate. only eight homers and 28 rbi's. the power numbers way down and the production numbers down. 3-1 delivery that's a base hit! and the orioles get their first base hit of the ballgame after the two powerful defensive plays. you have begun to think, ghee, maybe, but it is very early. there is a sing until the fifth. >> buck: we saw the same thing yesterday, no hits through the first four innings, ty wigginton broke it up in the fifth. this is a good pitch out over the plate, but it was a 3-1 count. mora could look for it and he extens up the middle. another shot up the middle. >> gary: this one is a two-out single in the fifth. here is ty wigginton who was ca
are playing a crucial role in getting us out of this recession and into recovery. at the sba, we believe in the power and potential of minority- owned small businesses. we know that small businesses create over 70% of the jobs in this country and half of americans who work own or work for a small business. small businesses drive competition and a drive 23rd century jobs. today, the sba is working to make sure that minority-owned businesses can not only survive but can grow. we have three priorities to do that. first, implementing the recovery act. the second is reinvesting in our agency. the third is to be the strongest possible voice of small business across the administration. first, the recovery act. economic stimulus. all of you know what happened in october. in october, banks stopped lending. credit lines froze. small businesses were struggling to find the capital that they need. congress and this administration understood that the small business community needed some extra help. they included over $700 million for the sba in the recovery act. it has been six months. this has been a
. you have to make a decision if you are going to use him. >> bob: up the middle. parcher has it. bard to had to check his foot. josh was not sure if he was standing on home plate. nats turn the 1, 2, 3 double play. , he jammed him. got bard. he was on it. he was checking it. a nice one. 1, 2, 2 and a half, 3. better to be safe an sorry. >> bob: 2nd and 3rd. 2 outs. laroche the hitter. clippard a strike to him. i can sigh that happening to a catcher because home plate is supposed to be flush with the dirt. it's not sticking up. that's a big double play for the nats. that's the thing that could turn the game around eventually, i like the choice he made there. >> bob: i was a little christianed when he lobbed that home. he got it there in plenty of time. >> rob: that was a good throw. one of the hardest things to do. you are out there pumping it throwing it hard. now make like an infielder throw. >> bob: 2-1. mock 4 plus innings. lannan, the only nats starter in the inning to pitch beyond 5 2/3. balester had the best outing of the 4 yesterday. off the top of the bat that's strike 2. laro
ball were he used them too much. there have only been three left- handers play against him in the four games. bobby abreu, carl crawford and adam lind of the blue jays and he's handled them with ease. >> jim: 0-8 with a walk and he'll face three left-handers in the lineup tonight because ron gardenhire has three every day players who bat left-hand. here is the first, denard span so, three -- total in his first four starts and he gets three tonight. ahead of denard span, 0-1. >> buck: span was destined to be the center fielder after torii hunter was dealt away and allowed to go to free agency. then they made the santana deal and ended up with carlos gomez. >> jim: popped up foul, wide of third. morneau over hoping for a play and he -- mora over hoping for a play and runs out of room. ran into the camera as well. >> buck: it's an unusual ballpark in that the fans are about 12 feet above the playing surface right around the infield. melvin got over to the wall, but obviously the ball was well beyond his reach. you see how high above the playing surface the fans are in that first row. >> j
report for jason berken, he throws all four pitches. he used his two-seam fastball effectively the last time out against the white sox. he needs to work down in the zone. i don't think there is any mystery about his movement and the ability to get ground balls when he is down in the bottom of that strike zone that was a very good formula for him against the white sox. he threw very well into the sixth inning and had two double plays because of the single and his fastball. his 18th start of the season for berken, just three wins. all of the numbers are something he would like to improve upon here as he winds down his first major league season. he works hard all the time in between trying to refine his pitches and make sure his location is as sharp as it can be. >> gary: and let the defensive work behind him, which it has. >> buck: it sure has, gary. markakis, and adam dunn is still dealing with the back issue. mora and izturis have been great in the last week or sot. mat wieters is behundred the plate. >> and with that, after the rain delay, we are yesterday r ready to go. grady sizemore
is not known for the centers for medicare and medicaid services. he is joining us to discuss medicare part a b. how would you describe medicare part b? guest: it is the part that covers physician services and a broad range of other outpatient services. it is a voluntary program in principle. when people turn 65 they are certified for social security disability. you have a choice of whether to enroll. the overwhelming majority of those eligible do because it is such a good deal. it is financed, one-quarter of the costs are financed by premiums beneficiaries pay themselves, about $100 per month generally deducted from people's social security checks. the balance comes out of general federal revenue. about half of all payments under part b are to physicians over office visits or house calls. another chunk is paid to a patient services. the whole range of other diagnostic and treatment services, laboratories, x-rays, durable medical equipment, people who need wheelchairs or assistive devices in their homes -- a whole array of other services and goods are covered under part b. host: was the thinkin
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